Introduction to Florence, Oregon
Some believe that the city was named in honor of A.B. Florence, who was a State Senator of Oregon. However, others believe that it was named after a French vessel that wrecked near the mouth of the local river. This area was originally inhabited by Siuslaw Native Americans. The city was incorporated in 1893.
Florence and nearby Attractions
- Benton County Historical Museum
- Coos Historical and Maritime Museum
- Ada County Park
- Jessie M Honeyman Memorial State Park
- Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park
Things To Do In Florence
The Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park, the Munsel Creek County Park and the Jessie M Honeyman Memorial State Park offer facilities for various different types of recreation. Tourists can also visit the museums like the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum and the Benton County Historical Museum. Barrette Lake provides boating and fishing facilities.
Air transportation facilities are available from Southwest Oregon Regional Airport.
Florence Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Lane Community College, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.